baby got bent.
by victoria comment

6/29/17

painted bentwood chairs. / sfgirlbybay

i happen to be of the opinion that the bentwood, or thonet chair is one of the more romantic chairs around. i mean, look at those gentle curves, the care that went into each one to get them just right. i can also easily visualize these curvy chairs in cafés all over paris, and even in an old time saloon — some handsome gunslingers seated at them playing a wicked game of poker. okay, maybe i watch too many movies, but you get my drift, right? the thonet bentwood chair simply has a history and i love that. i have two vintage bentwoods paired with some knoll saarinen chairs and i find they mix well with just about any other chair, too. easily compatible these lovely chairs are. so next time you’re considering a few extra chairs as a decorative adornment or additional dining seating, think about getting bent!

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4 responses to “baby got bent.”

  1. Indeed the bentwood chairs are versatile, and I agree great to have on hand for guest seating. They fit great in small spaces, and are simple enough to pair with most other styles. I have never seen one like the one pictured alongside the piano…

  2. Also agree one hundred percent. I just love these chairs and have been lucky to thrift several of them, both with arms and without. And like Annie above says, I just don’t tire of them.

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